TITLE

Prognosis in Clostridium difficile infection complicating inflammatory bowel disease

AUTHOR(S)
Stone, Christian D.
PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Gut;Feb2008, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p150
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the effects of a Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) when accompanied by an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). He informs several studies that illustrate the increasing incidence of CDI, including the studies in the 1980s that show the major role of CDI in the relapse of IBD. He observes that the incidence of CDI is high in IBD patients and that they have greater morbidity and mortality rates.
ACCESSION #
28843101

 

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